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Michel Rocard

Michel Rocard

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Michel Rocard, former First Secretary of the French Socialist Party and a member of the European Parliament for 15 years, was Prime Minister of France from 1988 to 1991.

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  1. mazzucato19_EDDIE MULHOLLANDPOOLAFP via Getty Images_boris johnson covid Eddie Mulholland/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

    Boris Johnson’s Failed COVID-19 Launch

    Mariana Mazzucato & Anthony Costello UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has embraced mission-oriented governance in letter but not in spirit. Far from empowering the state to serve the public interest, his plan for a COVID-19 testing "moonshot" threatens to weaken further the capacity of the public-health sector.  view the UK prime minister's plan for a testing "moonshot" as an appropriate ambition gone badly awry.
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    The Quad Sharpens Its Edges

    Brahma Chellaney Despite US President Donald Trump’s undermining of US alliances, his administration has made significant progress in bringing together the Indo-Pacific's leading democracies. And now that China has forced India's hand, a new strategic arrangement in the region is almost a foregone conclusion.  sees progress toward a more formal Indo-Pacific alliance accelerating in response to Chinese aggression.
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    The People’s Bankers?

    In little more than a decade, the global financial crisis, climate change, and the COVID-19 pandemic have transformed the monetary-policy environment. How responsive central banks should be to shifts in public opinion, and how broadly they should interpret their mandates, have become urgent questions for those who run them.

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